Better protection for the First Amendment in Marion; that's the goal for the Iowa chapter of American Civil Libraries Union, or ACLU. The ACLU filed a complaint against the city of Marion after they were contacted by Rick Stewart. He ran as the Libertarian candidate for Linn County Sheriff last year and U.S. Senate two years ago. In September, Stewart says police told him and two others to stop holding campaign signs in a median on a Marion crosswalk.
People were stuck waiting in hallways at Wednesday night’s Planning and Zoning meeting in Robins. The committee discussed whether to allow a piece of property to be rezone for mixed-use residential, instead of just commercial. Compass Commercial Services asked to rezone the area near Robins Square to construct a mixed-use housing complex. Right now the area is a green space near Oak, Landau and Main Streets.
A group protesting tax cuts for the wealthy held a rally Tuesday night as part of the national "Not One Penny Protests." It's a campaign through Tax March, a national organization against tax cuts to America's top one percent. People at the event in Cedar Rapids say taxing the wealthy more is necessary to help stabilize the economy and help those less fortunate. Organizers want Iowa's federal delegation to pledge to give "not one penny more" in tax cuts to the rich or major corporations.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".